Hello, My Movievaures! I hope you had a great week. I’m back with a new review on a very dark story: Devil in Ohio. This new Netflix show is based on a book of the same name written by Daria Polatin. When I first saw the trailer, I was curious to watch this adaptation as I’m fond of this type of thriller content. So, was it as good as expected? Let’s get first to the non-spoilers part.
We follow Dr. Suzanne Mathis, a psychiatrist who will be confronted with her most difficult case yet. As she takes in a young patient who escaped a cult, she will unveil a dark story that will put her family and own life in danger.
A short summary, but it was necessary not to spoil the pleasure of discovering the plot. I will be honest, there is nothing outstanding about this storyline. It is quite a typical satanic/thriller/mysterious scenario using the same twists. None of the less, I will be lying if I said that it wasn’t a good experience.
I think most of it comes from the main cast performance. It was great to see Emily Deschannel once again on the small screen and she was great at portraying this troubled psychiatrist with a savior complex. Sometimes, the characters’ relationships were a bit stereotypical, but overall the family’s dynamic and their relationship with Mae, the victim, were quite interesting to explore.
In general, the episodes had a good rhythm and I never got bored. The threat felt real to Mae and everyone surrounding her from the beginning. The tension was palpable and I also thought the investigation was pretty well built, even though the conclusion was quite foreseeable. In short, I would say this show is worth watching, but I wouldn’t say is one of the best in its category.
This is all for today My Movievaures! Let me know in the comments down below or on Instagram (the_movievaures) your thoughts on this article and if you watched Devil in Ohio, what is as good as you expected? For those who read the book, let me know if the show honors it! In the meantime, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and I’ll see you next week for a new review, as usual, every Sunday at 4pm CET.